Mule Car

Mule Car (HMP35)

Location: Ontario, CA 91762 San Bernardino County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 3.866', W 117° 39.056'

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From August 14, 1888, to September 24th, 1895, the Ontario & San Antonio Heights R.R. Company's gravity mule car transported citizens up-and-down Euclid Avenue from Holt Boulevard to 24th Street. The cars were designed by John H. Tayes. After the termination of service, the original cars disappeared.

In 1956, William Richardson headed a group of citizens to have a replica of the original Mule Car constructed for the city's 75th anniversary in 1957. With donated funds "a couple of prop guys from the MGM Studios in Hollywood" recreated it, working from old photos. After the 1957 Mule celebration, the Mule Car was stored in the City Yards, abandoned and forgotten.

In memory of their son Donald, who worked for the City of Ontario, Kip and Elinore Carlson and their friends restored the Mule Car and constructed this facility. On April 28, 1974, thisMule Car was dedicated "to the whole community."

In memory of Donald "Beany" Carlson, 1950 to 1972.
HM NumberHMP35
Year Placed2000
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 11:11pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 439932 N 3769491
Decimal Degrees34.06443333, -117.65093333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 3.866', W 117° 39.056'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 3' 51.96" N, 117° 39' 3.36" W
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Area Code(s)909
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 130-198 Euclid Ave, Ontario CA 91762, US
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